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Testing Tools

Most Often Used 

To Measure Developmental Skills


Peabody Fine & Gross Motor Assessment (PDMS-2)

is composed of 6 subtests that measure interrelated motor abilities that develop early in life.  It was designed to assess the motor skills in children from birth to 6 years of age and reliability and validity have been determined empirically.  The PDMS-2 is used by Occupational and Physical Therapists, Physical Education Teacher, Psychologists, and other disciplines interested in examining the motor abilities of your children. 

Brunick & Oseretsky II (BOT-II) 

 is composed of two sections of Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills.  It was designed to assess skills of Fine Motor Precision, Integration, Manual Dexterity, and Upper Extremity Coordination, along with Gross Motor Bilateral Coordination, Balance,

Running Speed & Agility, and Strength.    

White Bathroom

Assessment of Motor and Process (AMPS)

 is designed to assess functional Activities of Daily Living Skills such as Dressing, Eating, Food Preparation, Hygiene.  

Jean Dress
Cooking Eggs

Visual/Ocular Motor Tools 

This assessment is an Informal visual scanning of eye muscles and the ability to process visual input.


Berry Test of Visual Motor Skills (BTVM) 

Hand Drawing

is a group of both pictures to copy and to identify divided into motor and perceptual skills,

Boy Writing on a Blackboard

Test of Handwriting Skills (THS)

Jordan Left-Right Reversal Test (JLRT) -Allows early detection of learning disabilities by assessing letter, number, and word reversals

Gardner Test of Visual Perceptual Skills  (TVPS)

Visual Perception is obtaining, organizing and interpreting visual information from two-dimensional pictures and three dimensions within our environments.  We recognize and identify shapes, objects, and colors; make accurate judgments about the size, configuration, and spatial relationships; and adjust our eyes in reacting to light helping us adjust what we see when in and out of buildings or halls & classrooms.  These assessments look at the child look at pictures that isolate 2-dimensional perceptions with greater precision. 

Position in Space is choosing a picture that is different, i.e. / / / \. 

Figure-Ground is being able to perceive 1-3 designs of lines/shapes hidden among 4-5 pictures below it.  

Visual Closure is the ability to perceive the whole picture when looking at a dot-to-dot design out of 4-5 choices. 

Form Constancy is perceiving a shape among 4-5 pictures.  The shapes can become smaller, bigger, turned, hidden but remain the same shape.  

Visual Memory is the ability to remember what the eye sees within seconds of the picture being removed and found within a group of 4 other pictures.

Developmental Test of Visual Perceptual Skills (DTVP-2)

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